Don’t tell me I don’t know WTF I’m talking about.
"Reports that R. Kelly is planning a concert tour in October are not true. Kelly is currently focused on preparing for his trial and has no definite plans for anything beyond that."
Fastward to, October 5, 2007.
With no start date for his child pornography trial in sight, Kelly is embarking on an upcoming tour to promote his most recent studio album, "Double Up," which entered The Billboard 200 at No. 1 in June.
Sidenote: Now I wonder who made his album No. 1?
According to Billboard, Kelly had to get special permission from the judge in his case to travel out of state.
J. Holiday and Ne-Yo are booked as opening acts for the tour, which is scheduled to hit 39 dates across the United States beginning Nov. 14 in Georgia. Originally, Keyshia Cole said she was going on tour with Kelly this fall, but I guess she got dropped for not being able to keep her mouth shut.
But what puzzles me is the fact that his tour his booked in venues that are associated with major corporations like Arco, Target, Sprint, Staples, Wachovia, American Airlines and Prudential. What’s up with that? 14 counts of child pornography and a video and this man gets the red carpet laid out for him.
Can someone please explain to me what makes what those white people did to Megan Williams in West Virginia worse than what R. Kelly, a Black man is on videotape doing to a minor Black female? And yet, we still have said and done nothing and he’ll go one to sell out all 39 of the venues listed below while he laughs all the way to the bank.
WHERE AND WHEN TO HOLD YOUR PROTEST
Nov. 14: Columbus, Ga. (Columbus Civic Center)
Nov. 15: Atlanta (Phillips Arena)
Nov. 16: Greensboro, N.C. (Greensboro Coliseum)
Nov. 17: Birmingham, Ala. (BJCC Arena)
Nov. 18: Charlotte, N.C. (Bobcat Arena)
Nov. 21: Philadelphia (Wachovia Center)
Nov. 22: Newark, N.J. (Prudential Center)
Nov. 23: Uniondale, N.Y. (Nassau Coliseum)
Nov. 24: Baltimore (1st Mariner Arena)
Nov. 25: Washington D.C. (Verizon Center)
Nov. 29: Little Rock, Ark. (Alltel Arena)
Nov. 30: New Orleans (New Orleans Arena)
Dec. 1: Dallas (American Airlines Arena)
Dec. 2: Houston (Toyota Center)
Dec. 6: Minneapolis (Target Center)
Dec. 7: Kansas City, Mo. (Sprint Center)
Dec. 8: Indianapolis (Conseco Fieldhouse)
Dec. 9: Memphis, Tenn. (Fed Ex Forum)
Dec. 13: Las Vegas (Mandalay Bay)
Dec. 14: Los Angeles (Staples Center)
Dec. 15: Oakland, Calif. (Oakland Arena)
Dec. 16: Sacramento, Calif. (Arco Arena)
Dec. 19: Denver (Pepsi Center)
Dec. 21: St. Louis (Scottrade Center)
Dec. 22: Chicago (United Center)
Dec. 23: Detroit (Joe Louis Arena)
Dec. 27: Charleston, S.C. (North Charleston Coliseum)
Dec. 28: Orlando, Fla. (TD Waterhouse Arena)
Dec. 29: Columbia, S.C (Colonial Center)
Dec. 30: Jacksonville, Fla. (Veteran Memorial Arena)
Dec. 31: Miami (American Airlines Arena)
Jan. 3: Louisville, Ky. (Kentucky Expo Center)
Jan. 4: Cleveland (Wolstein Center)
Jan. 5: Buffalo, N.Y. (HSBC Arena)
Jan. 6: Dayton, Ohio (Nutter Center)
Jan. 9: Savannah, Ga. (Civic Center)
Jan. 10: Greenville, S.C. (Bi Lo Center)
Jan. 11: Richmond, Va. (Richmond Coliseum)
Jan. 12: Hampton, Va. (Hampton Coliseum)